Crevette is a sweet mare who was originally brought into the ATR program in 2013 after retiring through Parx Casino and Racing’s Turning for Home program. She is about 15.3 hands with a nice, stocky build and is turning 9 years old this year. Don’t let her age fool you as she has several years now of retraining under her belt.
She was originally adopted to a woman in northern PA who used her as a pleasure horse and put some hunter training into her before being returned through no fault of her own. She was then adopted by a program in PA that does lessons, both therapeutic and otherwise. She performed in lessons and even did some hunter showing with that program, doing well though reportedly a bit touchy to groom and girth. She was returned after she tripped and fell after a canter pole in a lesson without explanation and her rider was injured.
Our vet, who specializes in internal and sports medicine, was made aware of her history and did a thorough neurological and physical exam. He found no cause for concern and could only say she probably tripped which any horse is capable of doing. It’s the first and only time we’ve heard of her tripping and falling in her nearly five years off the track, so we’re confident it was a fluke.
We hope to return Crevette to work here shortly and put her through her paces to see if anything surfaces under saddle that is concerning, but we hope she’ll be ready to move into a new home soon. Feel free to reach out for updates on Crevette!